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PokerStars Executive Takes to Forums to Discuss Acquisition

The Director of Poker Room Operations at PokerStars has taken to major online poker forums to discuss the company's acquisition deal with Amaya Gaming, assuring players that little will change as a result.

Steve Day has been quite active on various forums, telling players: “The short version is that there will be no significant impact on the player experience. We still plan to serve all current markets, including Canada, and to work to grow the game of poker globally."

“We are also excited about the potential to be licensed in New Jersey and then begin serving players there quickly thereafter. I do not have a timeline to share, but can say that we believe that this purchase has a significant positive impact."

Day went on to discuss the departure of Mark and Isai Scheinberg as a condition of the deal, noting that the culture they established will remain within PokerStars' day to day operations.

"We will certainly miss Mark and Isai," Daysaid. "As some of you have surmised, our founders established the culture and values that permeate every decision and every customer interaction. Though Mark and Isai are leaving, the culture and values remain, along with the nearly 2,000 staff who continue to turn our culture and values into action on a daily basis. Our entire leadership team is still in place, and I can assure you that we embrace these values whole heartedly."

Even though the acquisition is not yet complete, Day revealed that the group is working on projects to help improve its product to the end user.

"We have several projects already in progress and others that we are already in the process of completing, such as PokerStars 7," Day revealed. "The people and values behind these two projects will also be behind our next improvements. A big part of our success over the years has been constant improvement of our product, and we plan to continue this tradition."